NEW YORK (Jan. 28, 2020) – A Note from Shelley Tanner, SanovaWorks CEO/President

The SanovaWorks team was at our usual mid January event, The ODAC Dermatology, Aesthetic & Surgical Conference held January 17-20 in Orlando, Florida.

This year we celebrated a sold out conference with over 850 attendees that included US dermatologists, ARTE Scholar residents, dermatology nurse practitioners/physician assistants and industry leaders. The 11 breakout sessions, 12 sponsored sessions,10 live demonstrations, 10 roundtable sessions, and industry supported sessions, each with over 75 attendees and a brand new, 4-hour pre-conference aesthetic workshop with Dr. Shino Bay Aguilera were filled. 

A successful Monday program for 100+ dermatology residents and young dermatologists with hands-on injection training a young dermatology leader and mentorship program that offered seven dermatology residents the opportunity to connect one-on-one with leaders in the various areas of dermatology. 

Outstanding Educator & Mentor in Dermatology Award

The ODAC Dermatology, Aesthetic & Surgical Conference, in partnership with the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology (JDD), honored dermatologist Susan H. Weinkle, MD, with the Outstanding Educator & Mentor in Dermatology Award at the conference. 

It is a pleasure and an honor to recognize the tireless work of exceptional leaders in Dermatology, not only do these dermatology leaders dedicate their entire lives to benefiting patients every day, but after the “work day” ends, they spend countless hours involved in activities to improve the specialty’s future. We congratulate Dr. Weinkle for being chosen for this award. The award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated a long-standing commitment to educating and mentoring the next generation of dermatologists, and who have devoted a major portion of his or her professional life to enhancing the practice and profession of dermatology through education.

“Physicians around the globe have learned so much from Dr. Susan Weinkle,” said dermatologist and ODAC vice conference chair Joel Cohen, MD. “Susan has given all of us in aesthetics so much of her time and energy, and I am honored to present this award to her.”

More About Susan H. Weinkle, MD

Dr. Weinkle is an assistant clinical professor of dermatology at the University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida. She is a past president of the Women’s Dermatological Society and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. In addition, Dr. Weinkle is a former committee chair and member of the board of directors of several dermatology organizations, including the American Academy of Dermatology, Dermatology Foundation, and Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Weinkle is in private practice in Bradenton, Fla., specializing in Mohs Micrographic Surgery and cosmetic dermatology. Her daughter, Allison, will join the practice upon completion of her dermatology residency and fellowships in cosmetic dermatology and Mohs Micrographic Surgery.

The recipient of the Outstanding Educator & Mentor in Dermatology Award, given by the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, is nominated and chosen through the recommendation of a panel of senior national thought-leaders in dermatology, a committee of dermatology practitioners and several industry leaders.

About the JDD

The Journal of Drugs in Dermatology (JDD), a full-color, peer-reviewed publication indexed with MEDLINE ® /PubMed ® , was founded by dermatologist Perry Robins, MD. Now in its 19th year, it offers one of the fastest routes to disseminate dermatologic information, and is considered the fastest growing publication in dermatology, presenting original articles, award-winning case reports, and timely features pertaining to new methods, techniques, and drug therapy in dermatology, which provide readers with peer-reviewed content of the utmost quality. JDD is available complimentary to US dermatologists, residents, nurse practitioners and physician assistants.  Sign up at JDDonline.com

When the SanovaWorks team is in the ODAC zone and we are producing this conference and presenting awards for exceptional work, it is all worth that extra effort and push we give. I want to thank my team, the physicians, exhibitors and everyone who made ODAC 2020 a success.

Planning for ODAC January 15 – 18,  2021 is underway and I look forward to another successful and (SOLD OUT!) conference. Join us as an attendee or supporter.  



Shelley Tanner, President CEO SanovaWorks